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District Superintendents Leadership Development Program

The District Superintendents Leadership Development Program (DSLDP) is an annual conference that provides support and training to USA/Canada district superintendents. The DSLDP conference is designed by district superintendents for district superintendents to network with each other and train for their position.

This year's event, September 3-6, 2019, will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. You'll find more details below.



• Cost is $350 for District Superintendent; $125 for spouse.

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Hotel: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

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• Hotel discounted group rate $220 CAD (currently approx. $165 USD)

IMPORTANT: When reserving your hotel room, please reserve only the contracted dates (between 9/2 and 9/6) to lock in your room and rate, then if you wish to come early or stay late, please email Tracy Fischer at tfischer@nazarene.org for any additional dates you want to add to your secured reservation. Please note the contracted rate of $220 CAD (exchange rate currently $165 USD) is only for 9/2-9/6 dates. All other days will be charged at the $269 CAD rate (currently $201 USD).


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Nate Lowe 

Nate Lowe


Over the past 22 years Nate has been a public school teacher, coach, and administrator; served at-risk students; and is now an Assistant Professor in the School of Educational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University. For the past five years he has encouraged ministers, educators, and missionaries on learning a healthy rhythm of work and rest.




Les and Leslie Parrott

les and leslie parrott

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot are New York Times best-selling authors whose books—including Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts, Love Talk, Trading Places, The Good Fight—have sold more than four million copies. The Parrotts were instrumental in the founding of eHarmony and they are also founders of three acclaimed online assessments: The SYMBIS Assessment (SYMBIS.com) for clergy and counselors to use for couples in their care; the Better Love Assessment (BetterLove.com) for couples of any age or stage; and the Yada Assessment (Yada.com) for college students and single adults.

The Parrotts have been featured in USA Today, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Their television appearances include CNN, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Today Show, The View, and Oprah. Learn more at LesandLeslie.com.



Daniel Spaite

Dan Spait

Daniel Spaite is an Emergency Physician and a tenured Full Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Spaite has an active research program and has published over 200 research papers, textbooks, and abstracts in the areas of trauma outcomes analysis, traumatic brain injury, and sudden cardiac death. Throughout his career, Dr. Spaite has kept abreast of research related to health and wellness. One particular area of focus has been on the research related to stress, overwork, and exhaustion. His studies have led to a discovery of convergence between scientific and biblical truth in the matters of physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Based upon this research, he wrote, Timebomb in the Church: Defusing Pastoral Burnout (Beacon Hill Press). 

Dr. Spaite has served on the Arizona District Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees of Point Loma Nazarene University, the General Board of the Church of the Nazarene, the Board of Trustees of Nazarene Theological Seminary, and on staff at Renovation Church of the Nazarene in Phoenix.




• Complimentary airport shuttle available for the Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel

• Hotel is 5- to 10-minute walk to the Canada Line Breakhouse Station, which will take you to downtown Vancouver.

• No vehicle rental is needed for this trip. However, if you do want to rent your own vehicle, the negotiated parking rate is $10 CAD per day.


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Previous DSLDP information:

DSLDP 2018 videos

DSLDP Resource Archives






Church of the Nazarene

USA/Canada Region

17001 Prairie Star Parkway

Lenexa, KS 66220

Phone: 913.577.2830

Toll-free: 800.306.9948

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